Great Falls

Great Falls park in Paterson readies for $7.9M expansion, river walk

by Joe Malonconico PATERSON — Construction will start soon on the next major development in the Great Falls national park, a $7.9 million project that would let visitors stroll among factory ruins highlighting Paterson’s role in the Industrial Revolution. The project would expand the national park by 2.5 acres, extending from the current Overlook section

Paterson board approves $6 million plan for food distribution center in city’s 5th Ward

Joe Malinconico PATERSON — A Mexican produce distributor currently based in Passaic has gained approval to construct a $6 million distribution center at a 7-acre site in Paterson’s 5th Ward. The company, GroMex, has been operating on First Street in Passaic for at least two decades and plans to continue running a wholesale business there.

Paterson receives $700K federal grant for crime gun center amid spike in shootings

Joe Malinconico Paterson Press PATERSON — As a result of the city’s spike in shootings, the Paterson police department is getting a $700,000 federal grant for an intelligence center geared toward tracking guns used in crimes and identifying shooters. Other cities that got the grants this year from the United States Justice Department were Charlotte,

Gov. Phil Murphy earmarks $2M from federal funds for Paterson Great Falls visitor center

Joe Malinconico PATERSON — Gov. Phil Murphy's administration is giving Paterson $2 million that local officials say will eliminate a financing gap that jeopardized the $47.7 million Great Falls visitor center project. The Great Falls initiative, which also includes a 270-space parking garage and a downtown youth center, has been the centerpiece of Mayor Andre

The Poetic History of Paterson, New Jersey Inspired an Adam Driver Movie Emily Mack

Paterson, New Jersey is just half-hour from New York City in Passaic County. And while it might not seem so exciting compared to the Big Apple, the city of Paterson boasts a fascinating history, grounded in both the American Revolution and the Industrial Revolution. Its core placement along the Great Falls of the Passaic River

Hinchliffe Stadium, NJ’s field of dreams and Negro League history, will rise again | Sayegh

Andre Sayegh | Special to the USA TODAY Network “This stadium will once again become a focal point for this great city. Hinchliffe is not just a ballfield, it is New Jersey’s Field of Dreams.” — Gov. Phil Murphy The pandemic has exposed many deficiencies in our society. The digital divide, lack of access to

Murphy boosts Paterson tax credit plan by $20M to complete various projects

Joe Malinconico Paterson Press PATERSON — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday added $20 million to an existing $130 million state tax credit package that city officials are using for such projects as a new visitor center at the Great Falls and the reconstruction of historic Hinchliffe Stadium. Murphy said increasing the allocation of tax credits

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